What are -

(i)Somatic cells?

(ii)Germ cells?

Please explain briefly with diagram (if possible)

  • Somatic cells are all cells of the body other than the reproductive cells. These cells perform all the body functions apart from reproduction. Somatic cells are also known as non-reproductive cells.
  • Germ cells are the gametes of a sexually reproducing organism. Germ cells are the specialized haploid cells which are involved in sexual reproduction. The most well known examples of this type of cells are gametes, the sperms and eggs, which fuse together to form zygote.

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Germ Cells - mass of cells in the zygote which will later form organ system

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n waht r somatic cells?

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